We host uninstructed long pose life drawing sessions and classical figure drawing and painting classes in Old Ottawa South.
This is a space intended to foster creativity and community. Any skill level is welcome, from absolute beginner to seasoned professional. Poses vary and are founded in classical ideals of grace and movement. Most poses are unclothed, although we do occasional portrait sessions.
Despite having classical roots, all art styles are very welcome – you need only have an interest in working from life and studying the richness of the human figure.
For centuries artists learned their craft in front of the model. These days, unless you live in London, New York or Madrid, getting access to that kind of space is almost impossible. This studio is intended to bring this kind of opportunity to Ottawa and add another facet to an already rich cultural life.
Location: The classes take place at the studio located at the Southminster United Church, 15 Aylmer Ave in Old Ottawa South. We are wheelchair accessible via the Galt St entrance. However, the washrooms are unfortunately not wheelchair accessible in this part of the building.
Upcoming Life Drawing Sessions
Note: These sessions are one pose only. We do NOT do short poses here. Yes, that means that it’s the same pose all day Saturday and all day Sunday.
Weekly Evening & Daytime Classes & Weekend Workshops
All of the weekly classes running this autumn semester are now full. The following workshop will be the only other class before the end of the year. More classes will be announced in the new year!